• Prospect Watch
    Prospect Watch: Josh Bell Hits First Home Run

    Josh Bell hits his first professional home run.

  • Prospect Reports
    Wilson Has A Complete Turn-Around For First Win

    The Indianapolis Indians cut short the Clippers’ 9th-inning rally tonight, to hang on for the win at Huntington Park in Columbus, Ohio.  Tribe Starter Justin Wilson was a completely different pitcher than he was in his start on Opening Day in Toledo, earning his first win of the season.  Home runs dominated...

  • Analysis
    Morton Likely to Return to Rotation this Weekend

    Right-hander Charlie Morton joined the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday in Los Angeles, the day after making his final rehab start with Triple-A Indianapolis. The 28-year-old allowed one run on six hits over 7.2 innings on Monday. Morton walked one and struck out eight batters while throwing 98 pitches, 63 for strikes. Morton was...

  • Transactions
    Pirates Sign Rick VandenHurk

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed right handed pitcher Rick VandenHurk, according to Matt Eddy of Baseball America. VandenHurk recently elected free agency after refusing an outright assignment to Triple-A from the Cleveland Indians. VandenHurk has 181 career innings pitched in the majors. In that time he's posted a 5.97 ERA, an 8.8...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Bucco Bats Need to Step Up

    The Pirates have had a tough start to the season, facing some pretty talented starting pitchers. Of the four they’ve faced, three of them have won a Cy Young Award. Despite seeing pitchers duels so far in 2012, the club has managed to win two of the four games. The Pirates’ starting pitching...

  • Pirates History
    This Date in Pirates History: April 11

    Four former Pittsburgh Pirates players born on this date and they played in four different eras. Starting with the most recent player first. Turner Ward(1965) Outfielder for the Pirates from 1997 until 1999. He was drafted in 1986 by the Yankees in the 18th round and made his major league debut four...

  • Schedule
    Minor League Schedule: 4/11/12

    All four teams in action today, beginning with a late morning start for West Virginia. A.J. Burnett makes his second rehab start for Bradenton. Justin Wilson, ranked 14th overall in the Pirates Prospects 2012 Prospect Guide, gets his second start of the season as well. A full recap of yesterday’s games can...

  • Analysis
    First Pitch: When Do the Prospect Rankings Change?

    I was asked the following question in Monday's chat: How long does it take for you to be convinced that a player's performance isn't a function of small sample size? A few live viewings? 2 months? Half season? It wasn't really a question I could give a good answer to in the...

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